Classic London Pubs in Bayswater

Do you love a good old fashioned London Pub? Who doesn't? We're very lucky to have not one but several of these great old places in our corner of central London. In winter they're cosy; in the summer, you can sit out on the street and watch the world go by. They are something of a national institution in fact, and while the omens for pubs didn't look great for our boozers in recent times, there's reasoh to be cautiously optimisitc for now.

Among other fantastic reasons to support your local pub, the beer has to be right up there. And with London now ripe with microbreweries, there's plenty of life in these old places yet. BUT, that will only remain the case if we support them. Cheers!

If you had to pick just three...

There are some cracking old pubs in our area, but these three are particularly splendid for a pint of ale and old school charm galore:

1. The Swan on the Bayswater Road, originally a coaching inn from 1721, has fine real ales and as much character as ever.

2. The Mitre pub in Craven Terrace dates back to 1850. With any luck it will survive until 3050.

3. The Cleveland Arms is another gem in the "classic London pubs" bracket.